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Danielle Manson

Year of Call: 2016

Danielle joined chambers in 2020 and represents defendants in all areas of criminal law and associated work. She has particular expertise in representing children and young people and is known for being extremely personable as well as technically and strategically astute.


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Danielle has a wealth of experience across the general crime spectrum, having represented defendants charged with serious violence, the supply and production of drugs and firearms offences and has already undertaken work beyond her call. She is an advocate who can be relied upon completely and always delivers in an outstanding and detailed way.

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Prior to commencing pupillage Danielle worked at law reform charity JUSTICE as their criminal justice policy intern where her research contributed to JUSTICE’s intervention in the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Hallam) and R (on the application of Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2 in relation to the statutory provisions governing eligibility for compensation for miscarriages of justice. 

Whilst studying law at university, Danielle also managed the Innocence Project; working on a range of criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (‘CCRC’). In recognition of her commitment to the project, she was nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal upon graduation and continues to sit on the CCRC’s Stakeholder Forum as an established practitioner.


Bursary Award for Excellence in Advocacy (Criminal Bar Association)

Lord Denning Scholarship (The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn)

JUSTICE Internship Award (Kalisher Trust)


Danielle is regularly approached by members of the press and asked to comment on issues concerning the criminal justice system. She has appeared on Radio 4’s Law in Action, the BBC Sunday Politics Show and featured in pieces written for the Financial Times and the Times.

BBC Radio 4 Law in Action, on 'Raising the Bar?' with Joshua Rozenberg (June 2019)

The Financial Times Magazine: Justice for all? Inside the legal aid crisis (September 2018)

The Times: The Changing face of the Modern Bar (November 2018)


BPTC, the College of Law (Very Competent)

LLB Law, the University of Sheffield (2.1)

Professional Membership

Criminal Bar Association Social Mobility Committee

Young Barristers Committee

Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn


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